Timothy Jay Burger affectionately known as Jay to all his family and friends passed away on Monday April 20, after a 20 month battle with cancer, at the age of 51 in Crosby, Texas.
He was a prominent businessman owning Jay Burger Signs & Service and Precision Lighting and Maintenance for 26 years.
He had been very active within the community being past President of the Highlands Rotary Club, member of the Channelview Lions Club and member of the North Shore & Highlands Chamber of Commerce. His passion was being on the water and any kind of car, boat or motorcycle that would go fast. One of the last dreams he fulfilled before becoming ill, was to own a houseboat on the Tennessee River.
He was very active with his son Andy and friends traveling around Texas to watch and compete in motocross events and always looked forward to going to the Loretta Lynn (Hurricane Mills) amateur nationals in the summer time, camping out via the motor home and roughing it for a week. He loved floating down the Guadalupe River or just being with family and friends. He loved playing Black jack and drinking White Russians in Vegas. One of his favorite sayings was Aint nothing but a thang.
He was born in Nashville, Tn., and grew up in Chattanooga, Tn., graduating from East Ridge High School; he has remained close friends with a lot of the kids that he went to kindergarten with.
He is survived by his loving son Andy and his ex-wife Sharon, whom he lived with until his death. He is also survived by his special brother Chuck Burger and wife Pat and their son Chas of Cleveland, Tn. He is also survived by his mother, two brothers, and a sister whom he has been estranged from for over 20 years by no fault of his own. He is also survived by his special sister-in-law Pamela Hilton whom he loved dearly, and her husband Stan Frederick, along with his special little buddy, his nephew Jacob Frederick. He also leaves behind his 3 little dachshunds Woody, Nugget, and Daisy.
Jay was very fortunate to have so many special friends Joe Boutte, Fred Zabac, and his family along with their children Fred Michael, Alexis, and Emily that made an endless supply of his favorite Cupcakes. Tom Edison was his favorite camping buddy.
Arrangements are through Sterling-White Funeral Home 11011 Crosby-Lynchburg Rd. Highlands, TX 77562. Visitation will be held Thursday evening from 7pm-9pm at Sterling-White Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be Friday at 2pm in the chapel at Sterling-White Funeral Home. For more information or to send condolences online visit www.sterlingwhite.com
Dad You are gone in body but you will always be with me in spirit… throughout the rest of my life… Thank you for teaching me to be the man that I have become. I will always love you.